Real Estate in Sylva - Homes For Sale

What draws people to the Sylva area when buying a home? Less than 50 miles from the “big city” of Asheville, Sylva feels like a hidden gem in the middle of the mountains. From gorgeous vistas that include waterfalls and lakes, to microbreweries and bookstores, people who want the good life — minus the crowds — look to this Jackson County town to provide it.

Just six miles from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, Sylva serves as something of an unofficial downtown for college students looking for good eats and a break from the campus. (We recommend Lulus on Main for atmosphere and eclectic menu choices, or Guadalupe for farm-to-table tropical/Hispanic deliciousness.)

In addition to the nearby university, Sylva is home to more than half of the schools in the Jackson County Public School system, including Jackson County Early College for students who want to earn a two-year college degree concurrently with their high school diploma, and award-winning Scotts Creek Elementary. Southwestern Community College also serves local students with nearly 100 credential options in more than 44 programs of study, such as Accounting, Nursing, and Early Childhood Education.

Need some pampering — or a workout? Be sure to check out Fusions Spa and Wellness on Main Street. Or, if live music and house-made beer is more your style, Innovation Brewing carries more than 30 local brews and a band every Saturday.

One of the biggest reasons people love living in Sylva is the easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing and bird-watching are just a few of the many ways that residents stay active while appreciating the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. And, if their adventures take them a little farther away, there are five regional airports within 130 miles; Asheville Regional Airport is the closest (55 miles).


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Sylva, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

00 Claude Cook Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$89,000

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23.99 acres

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The location of this land is excellent. Only minutes from Sylva, close proximity to school, hospital and Hwy 74 by-pass. Started as Timber Run Development and only one lot sold so far. Lots of room to continue the vision for a mountain community. Road bed into property is good but will need some work. 2 house pads already excavated. Great opportunity for some spec building and now at a great price!! Includes parcels #7651-46-0583 and #7651-46-5467 for total acreage.

670 Chad Crawford Rdge, Sylva, NC 28779

$159,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

1982 sqft

1.04 acres

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284 Dollar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$239,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1440 sqft

1.88 acres

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New construction situated in a private setting less than 10 minutes from WCU. This lovely 2-story home has covered full-length porches, front and back; minimal yard work and a fire pit in a lovely wooded setting. Inside boasts hardwood floors thru out, wood trim, kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances and plenty of cabinets. Colors are neutral for you to create your own look. Convenient location to schools, shopping and dining. Home sits on almost 2 wooded acres.

236 Down The Hill Rd Unit 236, Sylva, NC 28779

$150,000

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1.88 acres

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Build your mountain dream home on this 1.88 acre homestead in Balsam Mountain Preserve! With hiking trails and streams just steps from the property, you will enjoy countless hours of outdoor activities. Features views to the North and Northwest of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

422 Cope Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$799,000

8 beds

6.5 baths

1596 sqft

26.68 acres

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2 homes with potential of $40,000 yearly gross income from rents.Main home has 2 basement apartments and one detached living area. At the beginning of the property there is a 2 bedroom 1 bath home. 2 pastures make up about 5 total acres of the total 28 acre tract. Main house is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath house. There are approximately 7 good home sites for future development (to be determined-please schedule a showing). Whilst centrally located to activities, shopping, higher learning, and entertainment, there is enough privacy to be attained here. Peaceful sounds emanate from the babbling brooks stemming from 3 bold springs strewn throughout the land. A state-maintained road abuts the property to this great Sylva, NC home.

Lot 74 Quest Rdge Unit 74, Sylva, NC 28779

$31,550

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3.7 acres

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Located between Sylva and Waynesville you can still find a quiet mountain oasis. Priced below appraisal. Feels remote even though it's minutes from town. Land has lots of road frontage and views. Perfect place for a summer home to relax and get away, or use as a full time residence and stay out of the busy lifestyle. Please call if you have questions.

Claude Cook Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$89,000

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23.99 acres

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The location of this land is excellent. Only minutes from Sylva, close proximity to school, hospital and 74 by-pass. Started as Timber Run Development and only one lot sold so far. Lots of room to continue the vision for a mountain community. Road bed into property is good but will need some work. 2 house pads already excavated. Great opportunity for some spec building and now at a great price!! Includes parcel #s 7651-46-0583 and 7651-46-5467 for total acreage.

0015 Spark Chaser Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$179,900

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1.89 acres

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Balsam Mountain Preserve homesite 15 is located in close proximity to both entrances of this Premier community and is within walking distance to Club Amenities and Hiking Trails. The Property topography is very buildable and allows for the home to be positioned to maximize the spectacular views to the North and South. The attached Site Plan was developed through a collaboration of several Design professionals, and the Plan has been designed to sit harmoniously within the natural landscape. The positioning of the home on a plateau along with the alignment of the driveway allows for a sense of arrival at the front door, and provides outdoor living spaces to be located in areas to enjoy the wonderful views. Club membership offers a spectacular Arnold Palmer signature Golf Course, Ruby Valley sports camp you will also find a new Wellness Center, htd pool and Har-Tru Tennis courts, Equestrian facilities and Dining close by with a New Club facilities underway at Doubletop village

Greenspire Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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2.55 acres

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Best investment you can make! Hi-Mountain is a high-end suibdivision and a 2.55Ac lot at this price is a steal. Hi Mountain is a gated community above elevation 4000 feet. The road is very well maintained and this lot has a nice flat area that will accommodate almost any size home. This is a MUST SEE.

8 Quiet Forest Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$298,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

2168 sqft

2.5 acres

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Right by the creek and constructed of hemlock and native stone. Many updates including wing additions, new wiring, plumbing, insulated windows, and added insulation in the walls and ceilings. Recently updated kitchen with hardwood floors, hickory cabinets and Corian counters. New metal roof in 2017. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. Bedroom two is large with its own walk in closet. Bedroom three has seven windows giving a panoramic view of Balsams. Wood burning fireplace constructed of hand stacked native stone. Large laundry room that could be a sewing room, exercise room, gardening room, etc. Attached two car garage adjoins a 20x20 workshop equipped with dust collection hoses for wood working, pottery, or other crafts. Large covered brick patio for morning coffee. Great location just 4 miles from Sylva and less than 10 from Waynesville

8 Quiet Forest Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$298,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.5 acres

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Right by the creek and constructed of hemlock and native stone. Many updates including wing additions, new wiring, plumbing, insulated windows, and added insulation in the walls and ceilings. Recently updated kitchen with hardwood floors, hickory cabinets and Corian counters. New metal roof in 2017. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. Bedroom two is large with its own walk in closet. Bedroom three has seven windows giving a panoramic view of Balsams. Wood burning fireplace constructed of hand stacked native stone. Large laundry room that could be a sewing room, exercise room, gardening room, etc. Attached two car garage adjoins a 20x20 workshop equipped with dust collection hoses for wood working, pottery, or other crafts. Large covered brick patio for morning coffee. Great location just 4 miles from Sylva and less than 10 from Waynesville

253 Barrett Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$114,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

1800 sqft

0.38 acres

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Just a stone's throw from the Haywood County line. This is a real cutie for a crazy low price!!! Owners have moved and are ready to sell. Just 1/2 mile off Smoky Mountain Expressway and is easy access with little road noise. Nice views and just a short hike to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Includes home warranty!

Bettys Creek Rd Unit 2B, Sylva, NC 28779

$27,500

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1.69 acres

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Beautiful ridgeline parcel in Hemlock Falls. This property is 1.69 acres with winter views of the surrounding mountains in almost every direction. Wooded and undisturbed right now with a flat area waiting for your dream home. The sound of rushing water comes up from Bettys Creek below and there are many beautiful log homes already built in this area. The lot is located off of a quiet, circular gravel road which offers easy access to 441 which takes you to Sylva, Dillsboro, Cherokee and Franklin. A great opportunity to be seated in the heart of Western North Carolina and all the amenities of comfortable mountain living.

61 Durango Place, Sylva, NC 28779

$139,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.47 acres

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This is the perfect starter home in a very desirable location within minutes of downtown Sylva and 20 minutes from Waynesville. Open living area downstairs with free standing wood burning highly efficient Jotul Stove. Good access, No steep driveway here, flat front yard and parking. With some basic cosmetic repairs and landscaping touches this place would be ideal for a couple or small family. No immediate repairs neccessary, southern exposure, move in ready.

147 Top Notch Way Unit 147, Sylva, NC 28779

$329,000

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1.81 acres

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Build your dream home at this prized high-elevation homestead at Balsam Mountain Preserve! Sitting at 4,700 ft., this private homestead features a great build site with long range mountain views facing North, East and Southeast. This is one of the last remaining high-elevation (above 4,500 ft.) homesteads available in the community. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

85 Elm St Unit D, Sylva, NC 28779

$199,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.07 acres

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Great location, end unit, energy star certified, granite, stainless, hardwood floors, dual heat pumps, mountain view! Perfect for professionals, growing families or anyone looking for quality construction, custom finishes and a peaceful setting. Covered front porches on each level in the rear expand the already spacious living areas, covered porch at entryway. Wooded commons area with steps leading to a fire-pit. Quiet and convenient.

114 Cool Water Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$205,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.26 acres

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Just below the Blue Ridge Parkway high up on Balsam Mtn you find this great raised ranch home. At over 3000 ft elevation this charmer is high up and cool! Spacious room sizes, hardwood floors and mega cabinets in the kitchen are just a few features. Large private rear deck. Full unfinished basement is stubbed for bath and has high ceilings just waiting for you to finish that giant media room or guest quarters. subject to Freddie Mac First Look Initiative until 4/16/2019.

577 Scarlet Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$185,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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4.48 acres

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Priced well below tax value, this 3 bedroom, two bath home on 4.48 acres offers privacy and spectacular mountain views! Enjoy watching the sunset and entertaining friends on the large deck. Hobbyists will love the oversized detached two garage with an additional covered carport With over 1900 SF of living space, this home offers an incredible value! If you are looking for privacy, a large living space, mountain views and an incredible deck, this is the home you have been waiting to hit the market!

0 Skyland Dr Unit 7, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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2.25 acres

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Jackson County, NC. Top of the mountain view with panoramic views from Balsam Preserve to the North west. Huge boulder rocks on the lower section of property. Road is in. Shared right of way to the top. 2.25 Acres with NO restrictions. A great property to build your summertime hideaway. Call to view.

Skyland Drive Unit 7, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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2.25 acres

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Jackson County, NC. Top of the mountain view with panoramic views from Balsam Preserve to the North west. Huge boulder rocks on the lower section of property. Road is in. Shared right of way to the top. 2.25 Ac. NO restrictions. A great property to build you summertime hideaway. Call to view.

Roscoe Lewis Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,300

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11.16 acres

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Here is a wonderful opportunity to own a prime piece of property in Cullowhee adjoining WCU. 11.16 acres of wooded, gentle sloping land, accessed directly off state paved road. The eastern side of property runs along Western Carolina University property described as Health and Human Sciences Bldg, (not built at this time). This property is conveniently located to the college and Sylva areas and would be a great location for multi-family unit.

Mitchell Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$629,000

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1.08 acres

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Wonderful professional office building located close to Harris Regional Hospital. Currently in use by Mountain Ear Nose and Throat. Mountain ENT will be relocating soon making this well established office space available for a new owner. First floor offers a large waiting room, oversized reception and clerical space, both public and private bathroom facilities, 5 exam rooms, 2 Dr. offices, lab area, minor surgery room and storage room. Change the space to meet your personal business needs! Upper level offers administrative area, conference room, break room, bathroom and storage. Fiber internet in place ! Why rent when you can own for a lower monthly payment? Please call to arrange a showing time any weekday after 5:00pm or on Saturday.

0257 Tote Rd Unit 257, Sylva, NC 28779

$260,000

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1.98 acres

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Balsam Mountain Preserve premier homestead offers beautiful panoramic views from the Northwest to the Northeast, close in proximity to Dark Ridge Camp and a Class 'A' North Carolina trout stream. Membership in the Club offers Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, har-tru Tennis, Wellness Center, Heated pool, Equestrian facilities. Nature center in the community offers life long learning for all ages and organized hiking on over 35 miles of hiking trails. Design and build your dream and enjoy all that this exceptional community offers. Mapping does not show roads on the map.

122 Hollywalk Trail, Sylva, NC 28789

$585,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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1.7 acres

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Beautiful brand new construction off of Buchanan Loop in Webster. This home checks every box, from the location to the last detail. Situated in the gated, secluded community of Hollywalk with paved access. Sits on 1.70 acres with a year-round western view from the living area and porches; surrounded by a hardwood mix, native dogwood, redbud, rhododendron, mountain laurel, etc.. Convenient to everything! Minutes from Lowes, Ingles, Walmart, the post office, Southwestern Community College, Western Carolina University, downtown Sylva and Harris Regional Hospital. It's also not far to Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Blue Ridge Parkway and more! Buchanan Loop is a wonderful 1.9 mile walk with light traffic. Outstanding cell service. The home was built by Jason Beasley Builders- main level living with double, attached garage & basement with tons of storage. Engineered oak throughout first floor living/bedroom/office areas and porcelain tile in baths and laundry, handcrafted cabinetry, premium quartz countertops in kitchen and cultured marble in baths, solid wood interior doors. Too many features to list, call and schedule a showing today!

Cricket Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$325,000

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20.68 acres

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Great piece of unrestricted property between Sylva and Franklin with direct access off Hwy. 441. The front part of the property (5-7acres) is nearly flat pasture, borders Savannah Creek and then gently slopes up to the back end which is a forested ridgeline with long range views. Given the acreage, location, access,unrestricted status, etc. this propertyhas many residential or commercial possibilities. Property adjoins PIN #7528-27-7321, which is also available, to give a total of 42.52 acresof which about 10-12 acres are in cleared pasture and are bordered by Savannah Creek. Beautiful properties with limitless potential.